Rhode Island gas prices climb a cent

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Gas prices climbed by a cent in Rhode Island in the past week.

AAA Southern New England said Monday the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the Ocean State is $3.96, up from $3.95

Over the last month, prices in Rhode Island have climbed 12 cents. The local price is 18 cents above the national average of $3.78 a gallon.

Rhode Islanders were paying on average $3.58 a gallon last year at this time.